Category Archives: Other Tips

Affordable DIY Gift Ideas

It’s all well and good to lament the commercialization of the holidays, but Aunt Gladys still expects something under the tree. If you’re short on cash but long on creativity, there are many easy, inexpensive ways to create a gift for your loved ones, and we’re not talking macaroni necklaces. One of the easiest, cheapest… Continue Reading

Show Your Loyalty

Chances are you have a favorite grocery, gas station, coffee shop and clothing store. When you find yourself visiting the same few stores over and over again, consider asking if they offer a loyalty card. Loyalty cards (also called rewards cards, points cards or club cards) usually look like credit cards, with a mag stripe… Continue Reading

Run Your House for Less

Earning your degree while managing a family and household can be extremely challenging. There are only so many hours in a day, so sometimes we choose an easier path (like stopping for takeout), rather than one that makes more financial sense (such as making dinner at home). Rather than feel guilty about these occasional “misdemeanors,”… Continue Reading

Money Tips for Real Life

Money Tips for Real Life Congratulations, you’re a college graduate! With all the excitement surrounding getting your degree and trying to land your first “real” job, you may not have had time to think about how your finances will change now that you’re on your own. Navigating the jungle of personal and financial independence can… Continue Reading

Helping You Stay Safe!

  Here at Higher One we are committed to safeguarding your personal and financial information, but did you know that you also play a key role in the fight against identity theft and fraud? Understand the Risks: Remember, anyone who uses the internet is a potential target for fraudsters. Here are some of the more… Continue Reading

Why Your Cable Bill Could Soon Ding Your Credit Score By Jacqui Kenyon

Via LearnVest. We’ve told you the basics of building and maintaining a high credit score—paying bills on time (every time), keeping credit utilization below 30%, making sure accounts never end up in collections, etc. Having a high credit score is crucial for your financial health, since it determines how much you’ll pay in interest for a mortgage or other loan.

Top Ten Freshman Money Myths

Starting college is one of the most important and exciting times of your life. Now that you’re all “checked-in,” enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from by chasing away these common freshman money myths:

Money Rules for Back to School!

As the beginning of the fall semester quickly approaches, you may be focused on packing up, checking your class schedule, ordering books and paying your tuition bill. But it’s also a good idea to review your cash flow and make sure you have enough funds to get you through this semester. Here are a few… Continue Reading

5 Money Mistakes We Made Moving in Together

Via LearnVest By Leah Manderson Fresh out of college, my boyfriend of one year and I knew that we wanted to get married. We were in no position, however, to afford a wedding. Neither one of us wanted to live with our parents during our pre-engagement, nor did we want the expense of living alone…. Continue Reading

More Money Tips for the Next Phase of Your Life

If you’re a recent college graduate, navigating the jungle of personal and financial independence can be a little daunting. With all the excitement surrounding getting your degree and securing your first post-grad job, you may not have had time to think about some other very important life considerations. Here are a few tips to help… Continue Reading